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Daily Point of Light #4412, Sarah Nadarajan

High school students have notoriously developed a reputation for using their parents as an unlimited ATM machine, seemingly unaware of any financial discipline.  

Daily Point of Light 3949, Ellen Dean

Please read the following narrative about volunteer, Ellen Dean. Ellen Dean addresses the need to educate new generations of children to the age old use for books. Opening their minds to another way of learning that does not include television or computers. She helps them sharpen their reading skills therefore indirectly helping them overall in the whole school experience. Which will benefit them as they grow older and advance to each grade.

Daily Point of Light 3938, Francesca Enea

Francesca Enea is a junior student athlete for the University of Florida. Her passions fall somewhere between volunteering within the community and playing softball. She is an active member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and weekly mentors a middle school student with the Camp Gator program.

Daily Point of Light 3936, Jason Watkins

This is Jason Watkins volunteer story: "I VOLUNTEER AS A MENTOR AT P.K. YONGE K-12 SCHOOL AS PART OF C.A.M.P GATOR. ALSO, A STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA (BUSINESS, 09) MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GATORS FOOTBALL TEAM.

Daily Point of Light 3934, Arlan Berglass

After volunteering for 211 Arlan realized that there just are not enough social service organizations to go around. It occured to Alan that we can do everything we want to do (with virtually no money) if people just stepped up and realized that they can make a positive difference in other peoples lives.

Daily Point of Light 3925, William Fuller

William "Dalton" Fuller is seventeen years old and attends Kinston High School in Kinston, Alabama. He will be graduating as an honor student in May of 2009. During his time in high school, he has made service a priority while still excelling with his studies. He has taken dual enrollment classes through a local junior college while in high school and has been active in many school activities as well as being employed through his high school years.

Daily Point of Light 3922, Kirsten Dively

Kirsten Dively has been a part of the high school Service Program since she was a freshman. She has accumulated more than 1,000 hours of service to her school district, church and community. Service is a family inspired commitment of importance.

Daily Point of Light 3910, Saint Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church was established in 1843 and soon after the first school was built. St. Peter’s School has grown from a one-room schoolhouse in the early years, to a modern school that educates approximately 100 students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight, each year. St. Peter’s serves several school districts and local Native Americans. St. Peter’s is a parochial school that relies mainly on church donations and competitive, low-cost tuition, to meet all of its instructional and operational costs and expenses.

Daily Point of Light, Jonece Layne, 3895

While children Jonece’s age prefer playing video games or watching reality TV during their free time. 12 year old Jonece Layne has been of service both in her community and overseas. She started volunteering at Erickson Retirement Communities/Riderwood Village 6 years ago at the age of 6, currently logging over 650 volunteer hours at that facility. She was recognized by that organization as volunteer of the year in 2006, having volunteered the most hours and being the youngest volunteer.

Daily Point of Light, Great Kids Explorer Club, 3891

In 2001 several community-minded volunteers, experienced in working with neighborhood at-risk children created Great Kids Explorer Club - an innovative early intervention program that targets at-risk students from kindergarten through fifth grade. The group sought to bridge the gaps they saw between the efforts of schools and parents and to address ongoing issues that impeded the success of the community’s children, especially the low income ones.